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Department Head of Chemical Engineering

first_imgThe Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at RowanUniversity invites applications for the position ofDepartment Head of Chemical Engineering . The successfulcandidate should have demonstrable experience in managing academicprograms, working with faculty, staff, students, alumni, industry,other administration officials, and government fundingagencies.The Chemical Engineering Department has a well-established andnationally recognized undergraduate education program, and it isnow seeking to expand its graduate research component. The new andrapidly growing PhD program and recent facilities expansion andrenovation will help support this endeavor. The Henry M. RowanCollege of Engineering is searching for a Head who will lead theChemical Engineering Department in achieving the growth of thedepartment’s research activity and funding expenditures whilemaintaining and enhancing the ongoing core mission of delivering afirst-class undergraduate education. Further information about theCollege/Department is available at https://www.rowan.edu/home/engineering.Qualifications:Candidates should have a doctoral degree in chemical engineering ora related field. The successful candidate should also possess anoutstanding and demonstrable record of leadership, undergraduateand graduate teaching in chemical engineering, student mentoringand advising, and a sustained and successful externally fundedresearch program to warrant an appointment at the rank of Professorwith tenure in the department. Excellent oral and writtencommunication and interpersonal skills are also required. Inaddition, a strong commitment to supporting and promoting a diverseand inclusive working and learning environment is expected.The starting date is July 1, 2020 and the salary is competitive andcommensurate with qualifications and experience.Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and continueuntil the position is filled.Interested candidates should submit a single ADOBE (pdf) filecontaining: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) visionstatement and plans for research growth, 4) academic educationvision statement, 5) diversity and inclusion vision statement, and6) full contact information for at least five references.Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equalopportunity in employment.All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.Advertised: Oct 16 2019 Eastern Daylight TimeApplications close:last_img read more

Thursday: What to Do When You Meet Marine Mammals on the Beach

first_imgThe next event in an ongoing Environmental Lecture Series will be about marine mammals and sea turtles that are common in the Ocean City area.Everybody is invited to the free lecture 7 p.m. Thursday (March 19) at the Ocean City Free Public Library in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.Sarah Miele, educational coordinator for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, will be the speaker.Miele will include in her general overview presentation:Encountering stranded animals on the beach and how to proceedHuman effects on ocean mammals, including plastic garbage, fishing line, etc.During late winter and spring, animals that may be seen: grey seals in the cold weather, dolphin in April and warmer weather, and in May, whale migrations feeding closer to shoreFor further information, please visit www.mmsc.org or call 609-266-0538.See flyer below for more in the lecture series.Download (PDF, 261KB)last_img read more

One-of-a-Kind Gifts as Pottery Classes Exhibit at Arts Center

first_imgOcean City Arts Center pottery teachers and students will exhibit unique bowls, platters, mugs, home decor, wine chillers and more from Dec. 1 through December 19.More than two dozen artists will display their work during this show. Experienced teacher Joe Dimatteo instructs classes on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings.“A Meet the Artists” reception, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, Dec. 4 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition, the Center will host a Customer Appreciation Day, with refreshments, Thursday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.All pottery will be for sale at this time.For further information, call (609) 399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter.org.  The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.  Hours are 9 am to 9 pm, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 3pm on Saturday and closed Sunday.  The Center will be closed Thanksgiving and the following Friday.  The Center closes for the Christmas Holidays from Sunday, December 20 through Sunday, January 3, 2016.last_img read more

ADM springs into action for flour

first_imgADM Milling is offering a spring promotion on its Harvester flour, as well as updating its logo and marketing material. Customers will be able to purchase 13 bags of Harvester flour for the price of 12.ADM also has a loyalty card available. Customers who purchase a bakers’s dozen can collect stamps for the chance to win prizes, including vouchers and an Apple iPod shuffle. ADM will give you two free stamps when you place your first order. ADM’s local sales managers can provide ADM Harvester Baker’s Dozen Loyalty Cards and, once bakers have bought the required number of bags of Harvester flour, they can contact ADM’s customer services division for a unique reference number or “stamp”.ADM is also offering free marketing support and a range of point-of-sale material. The offer runs from 16 March to 12 June.www.adm.comlast_img read more

Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre denied in effort to reopen on Friday

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleLatest coronavirus totals for Indiana and MichiganNext articleWhitmer extends stay at home order to May 15; lifts certain restrictions Tommie Lee Google+ Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter By Tommie Lee – April 23, 2020 3 566 Google+ Facebook Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre denied in effort to reopen on Friday Hundreds of people sit in their cars watching a movie trailer at a drive-in cinema, as all other theaters in Germany are closed due to the coronavirus in Essen, Germany, on Monday, March 30, 2020. Only two persons are allowed per car, tickets are available only online and no snacks are sold to limit social contacts. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) Plans to open the Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre in Plymouth have been put on the shelf by the pandemic.Tri-Way had announced their intention to open this weekend with a number of restrictions in place for social distancing.Thursday the Marshall County Health Department received word from the state’s Excise Police saying the plan to reopen was not approved.Tri-Way will have to wait until Governor Holcomb lifts the current restrictions. Pinterest Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber & Brooks Ashmanskas Set for The Prom

first_img Beth Leavel We’ve been telling you for quite some time that this musical is one to watch and this casting displays the production means (show) business! Tony winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominees Christopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas and more have been tapped for the hotly anticipated world premiere of new musical The Prom. The previously announced show will kick off Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre’s upcoming season, beginning performances on August 18. This means that both Sieber and Ashmanskas will be departing big Broadway tuners for the new production—Matilda and Shuffle Along, respectively.Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, whose Broadway credits include Aladdin, Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon and Tuck Everlasting, the limited engagement will run through September 25.Joining Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Dee Dee Allen, Sieber as Trent Oliver and Ashmanskas as Barry Glickman in the cast will be Anna Grace Barlow as Alyssa, Caitlin Kinnunen as Emma, Martin Moran as Mr. Hawkins, Angie Schworer as Angie, Courtenay Collins as Mrs. Green and Clayton Landey as Sheldon Saperstein.With a book by Tony winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), music by Matthew Sklar (Elf), and lyrics by Beguelin, the show is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel. Emma becomes an instant outcast—and a national headline—when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. Sensing a chance to correct an injustice—and maybe get some good publicity along the way—a group of fading celebrities takes up the cause, and invades Emma’s small Indiana town. But their bumbling attempts at social activism make the situation far worse than they—or Emma—could have ever imagined. Cultures clash and the town erupts in chaos. The community’s reputation, Emma’s future, and the celebrities’ careers, all hang in the balance, until a true hero emerges to save the day. Uproarious and ultimately uplifting, this new musical proves that standing up for yourself—and inspiring others to accept their differences—can make you the star you were always meant to be. Beth Leavel(Photos: Bruce Glikas) View All (5) Related Shows Star Files View Comments Christopher Sieber Caitlin Kinnunen The Prom Angie Schworer Brooks Ashmanskas Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 11, 2019last_img read more

Australia: AGL Moves Forward With Plans to Close Liddell Coal Plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, has called on AGL Energy to make a financial commitment to its transition plan after the company rejected a bid from Alinta for the ageing Liddell power plant, and confirmed it will shut the facility as planned in 2022.In a decision delivering a public rebuke to the government, which has strong-armed the company over many months to either sweat the New South Wales plant longer or sell it to a competitor, AGL said on Monday morning it had rejected the bid and will proceed with its commercial strategy “after careful consideration.”AGL Energy issued a statement to the ASX, saying the company’s board—which the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and Frydenberg, had been lobbying—had determined Alinta’s offer was “not in the best interests of AGL or its shareholders”.“The offer significantly undervalues future cash flows to AGL of operating the Liddell power station until 2022 and the repurposing of the site thereafter,” the AGL statement said. “In considering the offer, AGL sought external expert advice on matters relevant to the offer, including the capital expenditure requirements across all plant components and the reliability and safety profile of the ageing power station.“Consequently, AGL has reaffirmed its decision to close Liddell in December 2022 and will continue progressing its NSW generation plan, which includes repurposing Liddell.”AGL has been signaling for some time it will close Liddell in 2022 and replace it with renewables, batteries, gas power, upgraded coal power and demand response. But with encouragement from the government, at the end of April, Alinta and its Hong Kong-based owner, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, made a $250 million bid for the power station and site.More: AGL Rejects Alinta’s Bid for Liddell Power Plant, Confirming Its Closure Australia: AGL Moves Forward With Plans to Close Liddell Coal Plantlast_img read more

Quick Hits: Border Walk

first_imgTwo women complete the first thru-hike of the U.S.-Mexico BorderClaire Wernstedt-Lynch was at work when her phone buzzed with a text message from her friend Tenny Ostrem. She assumed Tenny was discussing plans for their upcoming hike of the Continental Divide. But it wasn’t about the Continental Divide. “What about walking the border with Mexico?” Ostrem suggested.“My immediate reaction was, ‘Hell, no,’” Wernstedt-Lynch says. “But I started doing some research. Eventually I said, ‘Let’s talk about it. I’m not committing yet, but let’s talk about it’.”Less than a year later, Wernstedt-Lynch and Ostrem, from Maryland and Kentucky respectively, found themselves in San Diego’s International Friendship Park, with nearly 2,000 miles of hiking ahead of them. For six months, they would walk through some of the most misunderstood and rarely visited landscapes of the country, supported only by their legs, their wits, and the closest members of their friends and families. Their arrival in Boca Chica State Park, where the Rio Grande meets the Gulf of Mexico, marked the culmination of years of effort, and the completion of a project that few would even consider: the first thru-hike of the US-Mexico border.Wernstedt-Lynch and Ostrem met in 2013 on the Appalachian Trail, when an early start and a harsh winter created the perfect conditions for an enduring friendship. They continued to hike together and plan a few projects, but nothing like this.“So much of planning a big hike is about withdrawing from society and doing something internally,” Wernstedt-Lynch says. “And at that particular time, this withdrawal from society… it just didn’t feel like the right time to do that. So we were looking for a way to still pursue hiking, but use it to connect with society, rather than withdraw from it.”“It was really easy to be scared of what we didn’t know,” Ostrem explains. “And that was in combination with people in our lives telling us—begging us—not to do it because it would be too dangerous. Pretty much everyone thought of the border as a war-zone. It was definitely a formula for not only ‘Can we do this?’ but ‘Wow, should we do this?’”“And on top of that was the idea of our privilege,” Wernstedt-Lynch adds. “As American citizens, as white people, as women. It made it easier to move through that area without incident, but it also made us strangers to the area. And we really didn’t want to be visitors that just extracted something and left. We didn’t want to misunderstand an area because we weren’t from there. And because of all those things, we probably quit ten times over the course of this two-year project.”“I spent a lot of time in my life waiting because I was scared that what I’m thinking of doing may not be the best possible way to help,” says Wernstedt-Lynch. “It was time to just take a leap.”They didn’t have a set agenda; instead, they let the experiences shape their hike. They hitched a ride with a bus of farm workers in California. They carried water into the backcountry for a migrant water drop with the group Border Angels. More than once, Border Patrol stopped them. They found water wherever they could: gas station sinks, rusty cattle troughs, and even scum-coated potholes along dusty trails.They also helped folks with passports and visa applications and got to know the people in the counties throiugh which they passed.They took precautions to avoid run-ins with vigilantes or smugglers.They often hid their tent behind thickets of brush away from migrant trails. They avoided using flashlights at night. And each evening, they placed between their sleeping bags an air horn, pepper spray, a church key, two GPS devices with SOS buttons, and a flare gun to notify Border Patrol in the event of an emergency. They never needed to use any of them.Once, though, as they were setting up camp, Ostreem realized that she had left her phone a few miles back. When she ran back to retrieve it around dusk, she heard rocks tumble in the rubble above her. She froze. It was the first time she had been separated from Wernstedt-Lynch, and she could feel someone watching her.She continued running, found her phone, and on the way back, spotted the man hidden among the rocks: a migrant who appeared even more scared than she was. “He didn’t have an SOS button to press for help,” Ostrem remembers thinking. “It made me realize how safe and comfortable our hike was compared to his.”Stepping inside the shoes and lives of others became a much stronger mission than hiking, says Ostrem. They weren’t aiming for mileage but a deeper connection to the people and communities they met along the way.175 days after leaving San Diego, they reached the Gulf of Mexico and waded out into the water to celebrate. But the hike had never really been about the final destination.“It was about finding a way to make an issue personal to your own life,” says Wernstedt-Lynch. “We hope our pictures and stories can be tools in forging those connections.”They learned that the borderlands are far more complex than the media portrays them. They hope that their experiences will help reveal those complexities. They don’t think they understand immigration better than anyone else, but they do think that a culture of fear in the United States has led us to lump everyone crossing the border into one stereotype, rather than seeing them as individual refugees fleeing violence.They hope that the lack of violent incidents or encounters along their six-month trip can help deflate some of the fear surrounding the border.“Everywhere you haven’t been is a fiction,” Ostrem says. “We’re just trying to make this more real for ourselves and anyone else who is interested.” Visit Tenny and Claire’s website to read their daily blog, watch videos, and experience the hike for yourself.last_img read more

Honoring Salvadorian Soldiers Who Served In Iraq

first_imgBy Dialogo February 24, 2009 Salvadorian government announced the celebration next Saturday of a “patriotic ‎holiday”, in honor of more than 3,700 soldiers who served in Iraq between August ‎‎2003 and last December, to be divided into eleven groups. ‎ The Minister of Interior, Juan Miguel Bolanos, told the news conference that the ‎event, which will be attended by President Elías Antonio Saca, will begin around ‎‎09:00 local time (15.00 GMT) at the “Jorge Magico Gonzalez” stadium, in San ‎Salvador, and huge crowds are expected. ‎ According to the Deputy Minister of Defense and Public Safety, Admiral Marco ‎Antonio Palacios, the ceremony will be “an act of gratitude to over 3,700 soldiers” ‎who engaged in humanitarian work to “alleviate the suffering of thousands of ‎people who are fighting to strengthen the democracy.”‎ Saca will grant awards to the XI Contingent of Cuscatlan Battalion, which is ‎composed of 200 soldiers who returned home last February 7, after working in ‎Iraq and the assistance program offered by El Salvador to the Arab nation for six months till December 31, 2008.‎ Then, the President will honor all the participants of the mission, which began in ‎August 2003 with the deployment of 360 participants. ‎ From the second to the ninth contingents the groups grew to 380 members, the ‎tenth was down to 300 and the last to 200, all assigned to work for a semester in ‎humanitarian and reconstruction work in Iraq. ‎ Some of the personnel redeployed with the military groups to Iraq several times. ‎ Cuscatlan Battalion, formed by personnel specialized in various areas, lost five of ‎their members and about twenty of them were injured during their missions to ‎Iraq, mostly by the explosions of handmade roadside bombs. ‎ The XI Contingent left for Iraq in August 2008 under the command of Colonel ‎César Adonai Acosta Bonilla and developed their work at Camp Delta, in the city ‎of Al Kut, a province of Wasit. ‎ The Deputy Minister of Defense said, that the forthcoming February 28 ‎celebration ” is a civic event, where our youth must be represented because that ‎were young Salvadoran soldiers who were representing democracy, freedom and ‎peace” in Iraq. ‎ Social organizations and the Catholic Church have repeatedly expressed their ‎opposition to sending Salvadoran troops to Iraq in support of the coalition of ‎nations led by the United States. ‎last_img read more

Facility Solutions: Evolving branch security

first_imgCommercial bank4,495/3,713 (-3.5 percent/year) Type of institutionRobberies 2011/2016 For most of banking’s history, branch security has been defined by developing ways to prevent thieves from stealing cash. The advent of delivery technologies has reduced or eliminated the amount of cash available in branches, which you would expect to significantly reduce the number of robberies. Comparing the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bank Crime Statistics for Federally Insured Financial Institutions from 2011 and 2016 shows a welcome decline in robberies, though not as dramatic as you might expect or like. Savings and loan associations105/65 (-7.6 percent/year) Credit unions398/343 (-2.8 percent/year) continue reading » Mutual savings banks16/27 (+13.8 percent/year) Branch security is composed of location, type of cash handling, staff training and branch layout. One could write hundreds of pages about security planning and operations. The National Credit Union Administration provides these thoughts about deterring robbery. Below are my own thoughts about the trends driving security issues related to branch evolution and robbery prevention. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more